[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu/Linux is still not an OS for the masses - discuss

Tony Pursell ajp at princeswalk.fsnet.co.uk
Wed Oct 13 21:42:51 BST 2010

On Wed, 2010-10-13 at 13:57 +0100, Melv Bailey wrote:
> Just seen Alan Bell's post and he has mentioned something no one else 
> has, there is meant to be a failsafe X in low res mode.  I didnt know 
> that and have not in 4 years seen that mentioned before.  Has anyone 
> else ever seen Ubuntu boot in this failsafe mode?  What is meant to 
> trigger this mode?
> If it just worked then my son could do it but 4 out of 4 failures meant 
> for me it didnt just work.

Hi Melv

I feel for you!  I don't have it now, but a few releases ago my PC
wouldn't boot Ubuntu after an update to a new release.  The monitor just
complained of the wrong resolution.  I took a lot of messing with the
Xorg config files to get it to work.  Worse still, my upgrade from
Maverick to Lucid resulted in an unbootable system except to a command
line console with an old kernel - I had to re-install.  None of these
things make me confident enough to recommend anyone to swap from the
Windows they use now to Ubuntu - even if  Windows is performing badly.

Yes, I did report these as bugs.  No, I didn't get anything out of the
bug reports to lead me to think this will result in an improved Ubuntu


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